Happy FRIDAY! Guess what I am doing today? Moving BOXES!!!! We can't sleep there yet because they are still working out an egress window situation with the County Department, but we got the nod to move in boxes. It's a start! 

1. Amazing Kids
Ok, I gotta brag on a couple things our college boys did recently. I don't get to share in the older two's accomplishments as much since they're away at college so I was pretty impressed with what transpired for them recently.

Candle Boy 
So, this guy did a favor and came home just to work a weekend at Bath and Body Works for the 3 wick Candle weekend sale to make money for Christmas gifts. He literally put 1000 candles on the shelves. Bet all the ladies loved having a guy help them at B&BW. 

This guy has worked his butt off this semester to get too this point. At the IU symposium, his team, who invented "The Walking Car" won 2nd place out of all the undergrads. He put hours and hours into this project and received big time accolades for the accomplishment. He is our little inventor and we are very proud. He has always loved to "build" stuff! #Legosetspaidoff

2. Date Day and a Reindeer Mule
We got in a day date last Saturday as will probably be the only one we will get this month and man what a good meal. Starting off with this long pretzel..and my drink.....

.....A reindeer mule..scrumptious!

3. Week's Attire
The Loft Top, pants & shirt, Michael Kors Flats

Dreamers Sweater, Grace and Lace cami, Scarf gift from son and Steve Madden boots

Nordstrom dress, TJ Maxx Vest, Steve Madden boots

4. Patagonia Vest
I LOVE this Patagonia Vest so much! It is the coziest vest I have ever owned, and the pockets are great. I decided to make it festive by adding some red beads and my Santa Purse. Last weekend was so mild, all I needed was a light sweater underneath. Add in my most favorite booties and it was the perfect day out shopping with my man outfit. 



5. Misc. Fun
EOS Peppermint Cream
I have found my favorite EOS Lip Balm. So much so that I got two of them and went back for some as gifts. LOVE the scent for the holidays

Gingerbread House Kit
How cute is this? They made a gingerbread house on his Birthday Monday. What a good job and he's come a long way from when we use to make them when the boys were younger. Now I feel like getting one of these kits and giving it a whirl. So fun!


Cutest Mini Lightbox
One of our boys bought this to give to a girl to officially ask her a question. No…NOT a will you marry me, more like a "Will you be my girl?" 


Wishing you a weekend full of joy, sparkles and sweet fun!

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday


  1. Your boys are the sweetest! LOVE that vest and that reindeer mule looks so GOOD!

  2. Mmm the reindeer mules sound delicious! Your outfits are inspiring this week to add another vest to my wardrobe! Have the best weekend!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  3. You have precious boys! I know I say that all the time but it's true! And I was one of those crazy women in line for candles that your son had to deal with haha!!! So glad you and your man got in a day date just the two of y'all!! Happy Friday, friend!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. Okay seriously you have the greatest kids! I know you are, but you have got to be one proud mama! That reindeer mule sounds so good! Happy Friday!

  5. What sweet boys!!! I can only imagine how proud you are!! And yum, that drink looks DELISH!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  6. Eeeeeek! Moving boxes is huge!!! Soooooo close! You definitely raised some great boys. Even if you don't get to move in completely, you could probably start decorating ;-) Have a wonderful weekend! xoxoxox

  7. Love your Patagonia vest outfit! That Santa purse is super cute!! I have a Patagonia fleece and it is very warm and soft. I am sure that all of the ladies at Bath & Bodyworks looooved having him help them! ;-) He looks tall too which I'm sure came in handy too!! I love the gingerbread house too. Your boys seem very smart and sweet. :-) Good luck with moving in your boxes and I hope that you have a glorious weekend!!

  8. Great boys you have there!

  9. My kids are bonkers over Patagonia stuff. Your vest looks very "pettable"...LOL and that sweater is one of (make that 2 of) my favorites. I have the cream and black and and mustard. Wore it yesterday as a matter of fact. So soft. I haven't seen the peppermint eos. I have a regular one that stays on the coffee table for daily use. Congrats to your cute boy on his award. That's really cool. I of course had to go into Bath & Body and grab candles on candle day and we did not have a cute reindeer boy working at ours.😉 That place was a ZOO, but what a great deal! Ok girl, you are in the home stretch. Have a wonderful weekend!!! and don't work yourself into the ground. XOXO

  10. Okay, I tried that vest on at the store and really wanted to get it - and now I think I have to get it after seeing you wear it! You convinced me.

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  11. Congratulations to your son, hard work pays off! Love all of your looks and that patagonia vest needs to be mine! Have a fabulous weekend Beautiful!

    xx, Elise

  12. A reindeer mule?? Sounds amazing! Love your two guys are doing such good stuff! (Legos for the win for sure!!) Loving your looks, as always, stylish mama!!

  13. Love hearing about your handsome boys! You and Mr. Mine are so blessed with such smart and hard working young men! I know that y'all have "raised them right," which is what we say here in the south!! You shoulda told me it was moving Day! I woulda flew in with a bottle of wine! Lol! I know you are so excited! And yes! The Patagonia jackets and pull overs are popular in Middle School! Have a great weekend Beautiful Friend!

  14. Your boys are the sweetest you lucky mama! You raised them right!!

  15. Congrats to your boys, and to you guys for being such amazing parents! Yay for date days, and now I need to try a reindeer mule! Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

  16. You have such a lovely family! Happy Friday! xx

  17. Look at those boys go! That drink sounds so good! So glad you and your handsome man got a day date in. Yay for moving starting! I cannot wait to see the house. Have a fantastic weekend!

  18. What a handsome and hardworking reindeer and your little inventor sounds like a little genius! So much to be proud of with all your boys! I could use a reindeer mule right about now! Thank goodness it's almost the weekend! Enjoy! xo

  19. You have such a beautiful family! I can definitely understand why you are so proud of your children. They seem very sweet and hard working. This makes me so excited about the holidays!
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree

  20. Fun, fun! I love your vest outfit. That vest is so cute!

    Your sons...I know you are proud and you should be. Isn't it just amazing watching them grow up?

    Happy moving weekend. Work hard, stay warm, and enjoy. :)

  21. Umm....I totally need that reindeer mule. UGh...I've been having too many fun cocktails and it's showing. So proud of your guys! Nothing like raising hard workers but its so nice to see them rewarded by others too.

  22. I love that green nordstrom dress! How exciting to move boxes in! We moved a lot of boxes in before our big move-in day when we actually got our Certificate of Occupancy and it was so fun to feel like it was almost really ours.

  23. You have the sweetest and kindest sons...they take after their lovely parents.

  24. Lady, you have some smart boys. And you have a smart date too! So nice that with all that's going on with the move, he still thought to take you for a date day. Soon be having your first sleep in your gorgeous luxury woodland retreat! Hugs, x.

  25. The Gingerbread House looks fantastic! I made a Gingerbread village with my three-year-old niece last week and it was a lot of fun!

  26. You have some good doing sons, and they are good looking, too! And I can see why you like to have a few dates with your hubby, he's pretty cute, too!

    Those mules are the bomb. I got my daughter the hammered copper mugs for Christmas, and yesterday bothered the heck out of a man at our big liquor store to tell me what's in a Moscow Mule! She has all the fixings now!

    I love your outfits! You always amaze me with the ways you accessorize. Can you tell us where you found the necklaces in the first 2 photos?

    Happy Holidays, Andrea!

    Jane x

  27. Oh it's so sweet hearing about your boys - I know in no time at all mine will be that big, haha!

    Your date night sounds like a good idea, things get so busy in December! In such a good way though! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! After a crazy week I'm hoping to do a little bit more for Christmas, getting those last few gifts and doing some more wrapping!

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  28. I need to make those reindeer mules - how fun! Those boys of yours are not only handsome but smart and thoughtful - just like their parents. You have so much to be proud of my friend! Been thinking about you all week with your packing and moving, I am so excited and happy for you and I know all will work out. Keep smilin that smile that lights up the world!

  29. Fun stuff going on in your neck of the woods! I always enjoy seeing your boys and that handsome husband of yours. Cute work outfits this week! Love the vest too. Hope your weekend is going smoothly. xoxo

  30. YAYAYAYAY!!!! I hope you have had an awesome day of moving. That is just SO darn exciting girl. I just got home from helping Russ Frame walls. It is almost depressing to have the outside totally finished but the inside is just a bare shell. We'll get there eventually. That pretzel and the Mr's beer look SO good! I could go for that right about now. Also I am so glad to hear your lego sets paid off, I hope mine do :P.

  31. Omg, I love the accomplishments of your boys!! Proud mama!! Good for them! The reindeer mule looks incredible!! I need to save that recipe for April! lolol! Also, how good was that pretz?! Amazing!!

  32. Such fine young men and you have every right to be proud. Oh, my goodness, I didn't know what egress was until we built our house. What a nightmare! I do hope things will come together in the coming days and you will be at least be "in" by Christmas. Happy rest of the weekend dearie!

  33. You raised some incredible boys!!! Good job mama! Good luck moving in boxes this weekend! I know it's stressful dealing with all this around the holidays, but it will be all worth it when you're finally settled in and enjoying the new house! Hope you have a great weekend!

  34. Aw, you have some great boys! That's such a sweet idea to ask a girl out with the little light box! I need a guy that would do something like that. LOL And they did a great job on that gingerbread house. :)

    Ooh your vest is so cute, and it looks super comfy! I just love vests.


  35. I live in my Patagonia! I hope LEGOS pay off for my little guy in the future LOL! xoxoxoxoxo

  36. That vest looks so soft! I'm addicted to EOS lip balm :)

  37. I was at that sale last week! It was crazy at Bath and Body works! What a great way to make some extra money! I used to work there in college!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  38. This all looks like a lot of fun! I bet you're super proud (:

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  39. YOu speak with such pride...I love hearing you talk about your boys.

  40. Great read, full of love. Bet you can't wait for Christmas day. Thanks for sharing your lovely outfits - you always look super Andrea. x Jacqui

  41. Wowzers, that's a long pretzel! Looks delicious.
    Congrats to your son on his invention accomplishment.

  42. Love the cozy fuzzy vest and your front porch is all glammed up beautiful for Christmas! I also love that dark green dress look - perfect for this month.


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